#1
Hi,

So, for the first time I changed the strings on my guitar which has a Floyd Rose. It is a Jackson JS35. Everything seems to be okay but there is one thing I don't understand. The bridge was in a perfect position before my string broke. However, after putting on the new ones and getting the guitar in tune, it wasn't parallel with the body at all, so I had to tighten the screws on the back (where the springs are) by a pretty big amount.

As I said, everything works fine, but I believe that the Floyd behaves a bit different while diving. My question would be, how can this possibly happen? I'm new to Floyd.

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad English.

Tami
#2
Quote by tami626
Hi,

So, for the first time I changed the strings on my guitar which has a Floyd Rose. It is a Jackson JS35. Everything seems to be okay but there is one thing I don't understand. The bridge was in a perfect position before my string broke. However, after putting on the new ones and getting the guitar in tune, it wasn't parallel with the body at all, so I had to tighten the screws on the back (where the springs are) by a pretty big amount.

As I said, everything works fine, but I believe that the Floyd behaves a bit different while diving. My question would be, how can this possibly happen? I'm new to Floyd.

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad English.

Tami


You need to add or remove springs in the back, then fine tune with the screws after. If your guitar didn't come with extra springs you will have to buy them.
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#3
Why do I have to add springs? What changes after replacing strings? They are similar to the ones I had before.
#4
If you had to adjust the spring tension then you changed something from the original setup. Did you cHange string gauge? If the guitar originally had 9's installed and you went with 10s or 11s then the thicker string requires more tension to bring the string into tune. Hence throwing your bridges level way off.
#5
Quote by tami626
Hi,

So, for the first time I changed the strings on my guitar which has a Floyd Rose. It is a Jackson JS35. Everything seems to be okay but there is one thing I don't understand. The bridge was in a perfect position before my string broke. However, after putting on the new ones and getting the guitar in tune, it wasn't parallel with the body at all, so I had to tighten the screws on the back (where the springs are) by a pretty big amount.

As I said, everything works fine, but I believe that the Floyd behaves a bit different while diving. My question would be, how can this possibly happen? I'm new to Floyd.

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad English.

Tami


I think you changed to 10 strings instead, you should have change to 9s...
every super strat comes with 9 strings today... so be careful
#7
Sometimes changing the brand of strings makes a difference even if you use the same gauge.
#8
Well, it seems you are right. At least, there is nothing else I can think of. But still, it's surprising how big the difference is.

Anyway, thanks for all the answers
#9
did you block the trem before you removed the original strings?
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#11
They are pretty finicky things and don't like changes much. I remember on my old guitar I had to add an extra spring just going from 9s to 10s even after trying to adjust it with the screws in the back.
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#12
Well, I hope I'll be able to get an extra spring if I decide to go with thicker strings. They seem to be pretty rare here.
#13
Quote by tami626
No. Should I had blocked it? Does it affect the result?


yeah probably.

if it's sitting fine as it is there's no problem. or if you changed it string by string it's probably all right. but if you take off all the strings at once and don't block it the trem will sink into the body cavity.
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